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Dimitrie Cantemir

A Romanian scholar, musicographer, composer and theorist whose main contribution to the annals of music was “Descriptio Moldaviae” and “An Intro to Turkish music”. (The second option has been dropped.) Cantemir gathered and published about Turkish ideas of music aswell as the musical folk customs of Romania. Although he resided through the Baroque period musically, Dimitrie was a Renaissance specific with polylinguistic abilities and students of diverse ethnicities and social phenomena.

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